Monthly Archives: July 2014

Leonardo’s Pocket Camera

Small ‘libricini’ (pocket sized notebooks) recorded whatever image took Leonardo’s fancy. They were tied to his belt, and captured more detail than an ‘Instamatic.’ Notations of color, size, and even the weather was important to document, as it designated the … Continue reading

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The Saddest Words in Art…

 NOW LOST… These two devastating words have inspired most of my novels. I write about missing art and the lost lives of artists and their forgotten models who, over time, have become the anonymous heroes and heroines of art. While … Continue reading

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Nothing Up Her Sleeve

Stuff happens… The lower third of this painting by Leonardo is missing. Where did it go? Was it destroyed through accident or by malicious design? What was this girl holding in her hands? I premise it was a bouquet of … Continue reading

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Cherry White

I spy with my little eye something beginning with fire   Erased emotions quicken when ethics challenges the cold logic of a sentient computer, programmed to save lost art first, regardless of the consequences to those who created it. genre: … Continue reading

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Erotic Million Dollar Leonardo Destroyed by an Hysterical Woman?

One 17th century woman may have decided this painting was an image too far. The original version of ‘Leda and the Swan’ by Leonardo da Vinci was last seen in 1625 and believed to be destroyed on the grounds of … Continue reading

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Twinter

TWINTER = a story of winter, twins, science, and magic ‘Twinter- the first portal’ is a novel-length fantasy for middle-grade readers, age ten to eleven. Recommended for advanced readers. Twelve-year-old twins, Kit (a keen scientist) and Bash (a girl with … Continue reading

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Birds and Bees

 Genetics aside, hybrid creatures can inspire the multifaceted characters who inhabit paranormal fiction. Paranormal does not need to infer Gothic horror, but rather the magic of the imagination: time travel, fanciful species, dreams of living five-hundred years ago, indeed living … Continue reading

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